Lee Bergquist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Lobbyists for a farm group met with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's staff and talked about moving more authority over large farms from the Department of Natural Resources to the agriculture department several months before Walker directed the move be studied in his budget.
A University of Wisconsin-Madison study shows the human toll on wolves is higher than previously estimated and that state officials have underreported wolf deaths in past analyses. For years, wolves have been shot illegally, struck by cars and trucks or legally killed by authorities acting on reports that wolves were killing and threatening livestock and pets.
The state Department of Natural Resources recently scrubbed language from an agency web page on the Great Lakes that said humans and greenhouse gases are the main cause of climate change. The DNR now says the subject is a matter of scientific debate. The department made the changes on Dec. 21, striking out whole sentences attributing global warming to human activities and rising levels of carbon dioxide.
Wisconsin officials are earmarking nearly 40,000 more acres of state forestland for intensive logging — a move pushed by the Legislature to provide a fresh source of timber to the forest products industry. But opponents, which see the change as a major shift in the management of public forests, question the need for such action and are worried about the potential ecological harm that could come from more logging.
As an open-pit mine planned along the Menominee River in Michigan's Upper Peninsula nears final regulatory approval, opponents are raising worries about potential environmental harm and the threat of the...
Wisconsin business executive Richard E. Uihlein has continued to press his case to move a massive floating bog away from his property on the Chippewa Flowage in a meeting of...
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Increases in camping fees in the Wisconsin state park system will take effect on Tuesday. The Department of Natural Resources said Friday that the increase in camping fees is due...
Increases in camping fees in the Wisconsin state park system will take effect on Tuesday. The Department of Natural Resources said Friday that the increase in camping fees is due to the recently enacted 2015-'17 state budget. The increases vary and are based on the demand, uniqueness and the location of campsites. Camping rates will increase between $3 and $6 per night for residents and between $6 and $9 per night for nonresidents.
Fifty-seven employees of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources began receiving formal notices this week that they might face layoff as part of Gov.